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Lauren Vanderdeen

Lauren Vanderdeen

Lauren Vanderdeen is a reporter for the Burnaby Now, covering city hall and general news. A graduate of Langara College's journalism program, she loves reporting community stories — particularly involving transportation and arts.

Before journalism, Lauren studied Latin and ancient Greek in Halifax, N.S., and later spent time working in Port Moody arts organizations.

An avid TransLink rider, she's easily spotted on the Millennium Line, and can be found walking all over Metro Vancouver. Send her an email anytime.

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Recent Work by Lauren

Burnaby pulls back on FIFA 2026 festivities

Burnaby pulls back on FIFA 2026 festivities

The city is still in discussions around hosting another country's national team for practice.
$200M Holdom overpass to start construction in Burnaby this year

$200M Holdom overpass to start construction in Burnaby this year

The third and final round of public engagement for the project will be held Aug. 12 to Sept. 2.
Office space per worker could shrink by up to 40% in Burnaby

Office space per worker could shrink by up to 40% in Burnaby

Workspaces are projected to get smaller in the next 30 years.
'What if we say no?': Burnaby defies B.C.'s transit-oriented housing laws

'What if we say no?': Burnaby defies B.C.'s transit-oriented housing laws

New provincial legislation requires B.C. cities to allow taller buildings near transit hubs by June 30. Burnaby won't comply.
Should Burnaby get involved in FIFA World Cup celebrations in 2026?

Should Burnaby get involved in FIFA World Cup celebrations in 2026?

Vancouver will host seven FIFA World Cup games in 2026.
70 commercial vehicles taken off the road in Lower Mainland enforcement blitz: Burnaby RCMP

70 commercial vehicles taken off the road in Lower Mainland enforcement blitz: Burnaby RCMP

58% of the trucks checked this month were taken off the road in a crackdown on commercial vehicle safety.
B.C.’s Rental Protection Fund gives $11.8M to preserve affordable Burnaby apartment building

B.C.’s Rental Protection Fund gives $11.8M to preserve affordable Burnaby apartment building

The Edmonds apartment building has rents almost 60 per cent below the Burnaby median.
'Red flags': Councillor says Burnaby Housing Authority no longer needed with new B.C. legislation

'Red flags': Councillor says Burnaby Housing Authority no longer needed with new B.C. legislation

Three councillors' efforts to delay the Burnaby Housing Authority failed in a debate late last month.
Demovicted Burnaby renters to move into new apartments at old rents

Demovicted Burnaby renters to move into new apartments at old rents

Public officials and developers gathered May 13 to celebrate a new rental development that will welcome previously displaced Metrotown renters.
Burnaby joins Sue Big Oil campaign, would commit $1 for every resident

Burnaby joins Sue Big Oil campaign, would commit $1 for every resident

"I think it's very prudent; it makes sense," said a local Burnaby mom advocating for the campaign.
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